Ash Ridge ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 15-May-2017
Full, even, very deep, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on edge, and youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly presented with refined and intense aromas of blackberry and dark raspberry fruit intermingling with black and white pepper, herbs, black minerals and violet florals. Medium-bodied, the palate is fine in proportion with tightly bound flavours of blackberries, dark raspberries, notes of liquorice, black and white pepper and herbal elements. Florals and nutty nuances emerge from the fine-textured core, and the wine flows along a flowery extracted line with balanced acidity. The flavours carry to a slender, but lingering finish of white pepper and herbs. This is an elegant and slender Syrah with tightly bound flavours of black and red berried fruits with notes of pepper and herbs on a refined palate. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 4 years. 74% MS, 46% Chave and 7% clone 877 fruit from the ‘Cardoness’ vineyard, Bridge Pa, fermented 50% with indigenous yeasts and 8% whole bunches to 12.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new oak. 17.0/20 May 2017 RRP $21.00

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